Created On: January 7, 2018
Have you visited the World Book Fair at New Delhi yet? The 9-day World Book Fair begins to every book lovers’ delight!
This 26th edition of the book fair will be on from January 6 to 14, 2018. This year the theme is 'Environment and Climate Change’; it is a call for increased awareness and efforts to protect the environment.
Environmentalist Sunita Narain inaugurated the 9-day annual fair, along with European Union ambassador to India Tomasz Kozlowski, National Book Trust chairman Baldev Bhai Sharma and Madhu Ranjan Kumar, Joint Secretary, Minister of Human Resource Development. Author-environmentalist Sunita Narain also spoke strongly about the effects of climate change and the need for awareness, calling it the "biggest threat faced by the poorest of the poor". Do visit the theme pavillion in Hall 7 E with books in English, Hindi and other Indian languages on environment-related issues like climate change, global warming, water and air pollution.
Other than the above the other major attraction is the participation of over 20 European Union countries with a delegation of publishers, editors and authors. The EU pavilion will also showcase some of the latest publications in English and other European languages along with panel discussions, talks, photo exhibits and cultural performances.
But you can also find great literature from more than 40 countries including Canada, China, Egypt, Pakistan and United Kingdom at the book fair. But in case you want to interact with authors, visit the authors’ corner, where you can be face to face with some of your favourite writers like Ruskin Bond, Jerry Pinto, Michael Creighton, Paro Anand, Mridula Garg and Ranjit Lal among others. The author interactions will be held at five Authors Corners in Reflections (Hall 11), Conversations (Hangar over lake), International Events Corner (Hall 7A), Lekhak Manch (Hall 12-12A), and Sahitya Manch (Hall 8).
Book lovers’ your time stats now…why wait…rush to Pragati Maidan, New Delhi!
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